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Dexer replied to the topic 'What harmonicas do you play?' in the forum. 40 minutes ago

I'm the definition of "jack of all trade, master of none". The types I've actually played so far include a variety of diatonics, chromatics and tremolos.

I own one harmonica that I haven't attempted to play: a Suzuki SS-37 Soprano; a 37 hole, blow only harp. Couldn't pass up the deal but I don't want to mess around with it because I'm likely to d more harm than good right now :).

I just got that Suzuki SCH-24 chord harmonica that I have to figure out.

I started with a Hohner Special 20 and them bought a Suzuki Bluesmaster and a Seydel Session Steel. A Hohner 270 and CX12 chromatic followed within the year.

This all lead to an unhealthy desire to try as many different types of harps as possible. The discovery of Suzuki deals on amazon.ca lead me to acquire most of Suzuki's diatonic lineup. I now have harps from Hohner, Suzuki, Seydel and Tombo. Although I now own dozens of harps including high end harps like the Suzuki Sirius. Fabulous Diatonic and SCH-24, I've never spent more than $155.00US on a harp.

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Sarge replied to the topic 'Songs for May' in the forum. 2 hours 14 minutes ago

I wanted to play around with my bottle of blues mic and smokey amp. I figured this would be a good song to have fun with.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z1iYZwyxHQ&feature=youtu.be

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john_broecker replied to the topic 'What harmonicas do you play?' in the forum. 2 hours 50 minutes ago

I play all harmonica types, except the antique Hohner Harmonetta.
I play some of them better than others.

The most often played are the 10-hole blues harp type (single reed
diatonics) and slide chromatics. Bass harp and Chord harps are also
played occasionally.

I also play custom tunings, such as diminished, circular and
Paddy Richter reed placements, but only as practice instruments.

Best Regards

John Broecker

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Sarge replied to the topic 'What harmonicas do you play?' in the forum. 8 hours 13 minutes ago

I play both diatonics and chromatics. I started on diatonic when I was 10 and about the time I was 14 I wanted a chromatic in order to hit the missing notes. I took part of my fur check and bought a hohner 260. I have several diatonics and several chromatics. Diatonics include Bushman Soul's Voice (8) Easttop (7) Seydel (7) Hohner (2), I have 3 hohner chrometta 8, 2 hohner 260, 1 hohner 270, 1 hohner CX 12, 1 hohner chrometta 10, 1 Hering 12 hole, 1 Easttop Black and Gold 12 hole, and Swan 10 hole.

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keith replied to the topic 'What harmonicas do you play?' in the forum. 11 hours 4 minutes ago

So, I'll go first to get the ball rolling. ;)

I'd always liked the sound, though I had thought some harmonica music was actually played on an organ, silly me. :blush:

Anyway, when I retired, I was determined to try & play a musical instrument properly - by that I mean to actually get to grips with it & play some music. So my first choice was an electric piano, bad choice, too complicated. Next I chose harmonica, diatonic to be specific, but I just couldn't get my embouchure right & quickly got frustrated. So I bought a ukulele.......

Good choice for me, as I actually learned to play it reasonably well, & that made me want to get to grips with my harmonicas.
Bought a few diatonics, but having so many missing notes, I went & got myself my first chromatic, it wasn't the best choice, & so I bought a better one - I think you know what happened after that. :P

So here I am, making some progress, & determined to play some music on my harmonicas.

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keith created a new topic ' What harmonicas do you play?' in the forum. 11 hours 18 minutes ago

I belong here & another mainly chromatic forum, & was wondering if everyone here is more diatonic based or if there are other mainly chromatic based people.

I know some people play a variety of harmonicas, & I think it would be interesting to know who plays which & why they choose them.

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buyarcherytag created a new topic ' buy Archery Tag' in the forum. 15 hours 55 minutes ago

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Bow
Archery tag utilizes a uniquely built polyurethane bow that has been specifically intended for use inside the diversion. The string is a Dacron sports string which is utilized for its quality.

The bow is intended for simple utilize, basic operation and with its glass fiber core is very unbreakable. The bows can be utilized left and right handed.

Arrows
The arrows are specifically intended for Archery tag with a head that is produced using cutting edge elite froth. This is intended to ingest the effect on contact with a player.

Arm Guard
The arm protect is worn on the arm that holds the bow. Gatekeepers are worn for two primary reasons. The first is to secure within the lower arm when the bolt is being shot. The second explanation behind wearing an arm monitor is to prevent apparel from getting into the way.

Finger Guard
Finger tabs are worn on the hand that pulls the string on the bow. It ensures both the first and second finger from the weight that is connected when pulling the string back.

Coveralls or Colored Bibs
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This is a standard paintball veil that contains a high effect focal point, ear security, brow assurance and face cover. This is a necessary thing and all players and observers must wear a veil

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richardarmstrong replied to the topic 'Songs for May' in the forum. 17 hours 53 minutes ago

Dezzy,
I found Rockin Robin a challenging tune too....... You did well.

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Evening fellow harpers......good to be back

Sarge replied to the topic 'Songs for May' in the forum. 20 hours 33 minutes ago

dezzy wrote:

. But at least I tried.


That is the most important thing Dezzy. I could easily recognize your playing as Rockin Robin.


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dezzy replied to the topic 'Songs for May' in the forum. 21 hours 55 minutes ago

Rockin' Robin. Never heard it before. Can't find music. Have short vague TABs. But at least I tried.

youtu.be/J5Z5Y2Rdgk0

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skyguy thanked john_broecker in topic Music theory..Jazz etc yesterday

I would like to thank Swapandeb and Richard for the comments,but please don't forget that I am open to criticism as well,without constructive... Show more

skyguy replied to the topic 'Bendometer' in the forum. yesterday

I have Bendometer, which is pretty cool. I got it from Google Play (mobile). You can select which scale to display, which helps you practice scales, but it doesn't have the pentatonic scale (has just about every other scale). Otherwise I like it.

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keith replied to the topic 'Harmonica Happy 2.0' in the forum. yesterday

Wow! what a find! From my understanding, you play a bass line along with the chords.
That'll be fantastic for adding your own backing tracks with. :)

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Dexer replied to the topic 'Harmonica Happy 2.0' in the forum. yesterday

Sarge wrote:

That's a bass/chord harmonica. Here is a video of Harmonica Bruce playing one like yours...

Anything by Del Shannon inspires me!

Listen to Del Shannon's version of The Swiss Maid. I can really see this making use the bass/chord harp.

youtu.be/nn27xBY8X68

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Sarge replied to the topic 'Harmonica Happy 2.0' in the forum. yesterday

That's a bass/chord harmonica. Here is a video of Harmonica Bruce playing one like yours. He's quite accomplished at playing the bass/chord.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6W8KHwRWAw

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Dexer replied to the topic 'Harmonica Happy 2.0' in the forum. yesterday

richardarmstrong wrote:

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thanks for posting the pictures.....It certainly looks the goods dexer. Suzuki make great looking instruments that's for sure. I am envious and the price !
I have a 48 chord harp...made in China. I can play some simple solos on it.... but mostly use it for accompaniment and backings for myself. ...

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I think it would be great to use this to accompany myself. I regret my current lack of computing power. My desktop PC fried itself some time ago and I currently use an old laptop and a Chromebook. Neither of these devices have the chops to do any serious recordings...they just don't meet minimum system requirements for multitracking or editing. Better recording will be high on the priority list when I upgrade my computer gear.

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Rich35 thanked richardarmstrong in topic Songs for May yesterday
richardarmstrong replied to the topic 'Harmonica Happy 2.0' in the forum. yesterday

dexer said:
'So I got this Suzuki SCH- 24 Chord harmonica'

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thanks for posting the pictures.....It certainly looks the goods dexer. Suzuki make great looking instruments that's for sure. I am envious and the price !
I have a 48 chord harp...made in China. I can play some simple solos on it.... but mostly use it for accompaniment and backings for myself. I would love to hear how your Suzuki sounds.

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